Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act-Debenture Interest Rates, 8201-8202 [2017-01547]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 24, 2017 / Notices parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: January 17, 2017. Janet M. Golrick, Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Associate Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2017–01550 Filed 1–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6015–N–01] Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act—Debenture Interest Rates Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This Notice announces changes in the interest rates to be paid on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration under the provisions of the National Housing Act (the Act). The interest rate for debentures issued under Section 221(g)(4) of the Act during the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2017, is 21⁄8 percent. The interest rate for debentures issued under any other provision of the Act is the rate in effect on the date that the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date that the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. The interest sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Jan 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 rate for debentures issued under these other provisions with respect to a loan or mortgage committed or endorsed during the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2017, is 23⁄4 percent. However, as a result of an amendment to Section 224 of the Act, if an insurance claim relating to a mortgage insured under Sections 203 or 234 of the Act and endorsed for insurance after January 23, 2004, is paid in cash, the debenture interest rate for purposes of calculating a claim shall be the monthly average yield, for the month in which the default on the mortgage occurred, on United States Treasury Securities adjusted to a constant maturity of 10 years. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yong Sun, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 5148, Washington, DC 20410–8000; telephone (202) 402–4778 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 224 of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715o) provides that debentures issued under the Act with respect to an insured loan or mortgage (except for debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4) of the Act) will bear interest at the rate in effect on the date the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. This provision is implemented in HUD’s regulations at 24 CFR 203.405, 203.479, 207.259(e)(6), and 220.830. These regulatory provisions state that the applicable rates of interest will be published twice each year as a notice in the Federal Register. Section 224 further provides that the interest rate on these debentures will be set from time to time by the Secretary of HUD, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, in an amount not in excess of the annual interest rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to a statutory formula based on the average yield of all outstanding marketable Treasury obligations of maturities of 15 or more years. The Secretary of the Treasury (1) has determined, in accordance with the provisions of Section 224, that the statutory maximum interest rate for the period beginning January 1, 2017, is 23⁄4 percent; and (2) has approved the establishment of the debenture interest PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8201 rate by the Secretary of HUD at 23⁄4 percent for the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2017. This interest rate will be the rate borne by debentures issued with respect to any insured loan or mortgage (except for debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4)) with insurance commitment or endorsement date (as applicable) within the first 6 months of 2017. For convenience of reference, HUD is publishing the following chart of debenture interest rates applicable to mortgages committed or endorsed since January 1, 1980: Effective interest rate 91⁄2 ............... 97⁄8 ............... 113⁄4 ............. 127⁄8 ............. 123⁄4 ............. 101⁄4 ............. 103⁄8 ............. 111⁄2 ............. 133⁄8 ............. 115⁄8 ............. 111⁄8 ............. 101⁄4 ............. 81⁄4 ............... 8 ................... 9 ................... 91⁄8 ............... 93⁄8 ............... 91⁄4 ............... 9 ................... 81⁄8 ............... 9 ................... 83⁄4 ............... 81⁄2 ............... 8 ................... 8 ................... 73⁄4 ............... 7 ................... 65⁄8 ............... 73⁄4 ............... 83⁄8 ............... 71⁄4 ............... 61⁄2 ............... 71⁄4 ............... 63⁄4 ............... 71⁄8 ............... 63⁄8 ............... 61⁄8 ............... 51⁄2 ............... 61⁄8 ............... 61⁄2 ............... 61⁄2 ............... 6 ................... 57⁄8 ............... 51⁄4 ............... 53⁄4 ............... 5 ................... 41⁄2 ............... 51⁄8 ............... 51⁄2 ............... 47⁄8 ............... 41⁄2 ............... 47⁄8 ............... 53⁄8 ............... 43⁄4 ............... 5 ................... 41⁄2 ............... E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 On or after Jan. 1, 1980 July 1, 1980 Jan. 1, 1981 July 1, 1981 Jan. 1, 1982 Jan. 1, 1983 July 1, 1983 Jan. 1, 1984 July 1, 1984 Jan. 1, 1985 July 1, 1985 Jan. 1, 1986 July 1, 1986 Jan. 1, 1987 July 1, 1987 Jan. 1, 1988 July 1, 1988 Jan. 1, 1989 July 1, 1989 Jan. 1, 1990 July 1, 1990 Jan. 1, 1991 July 1, 1991 Jan. 1, 1992 July 1, 1992 Jan. 1, 1993 July 1, 1993 Jan. 1, 1994 July 1, 1994 Jan. 1, 1995 July 1, 1995 Jan. 1, 1996 July 1, 1996 Jan. 1, 1997 July 1, 1997 Jan. 1, 1998 July 1, 1998 Jan. 1, 1999 July 1, 1999 Jan. 1, 2000 July 1, 2000 Jan. 1, 2001 July 1, 2001 Jan. 1, 2002 July 1, 2002 Jan. 1, 2003 July 1, 2003 Jan. 1, 2004 July 1, 2004 Jan. 1, 2005 July 1, 2005 Jan. 1, 2006 July 1, 2006 Jan. 1, 2007 July 1, 2007 Jan. 1, 2008 Prior to July 1, 1980. Jan. 1, 1981. July 1, 1981. Jan. 1, 1982. Jan. 1, 1983. July 1, 1983. Jan. 1, 1984. July 1, 1984. Jan. 1, 1985. July 1, 1985. Jan. 1, 1986. July 1, 1986. Jan. 1. 1987. July 1, 1987. Jan. 1, 1988. July 1, 1988. Jan. 1, 1989. July 1, 1989. Jan. 1, 1990. July 1, 1990. Jan. 1, 1991. July 1, 1991. Jan. 1, 1992. July 1, 1992. Jan. 1, 1993. July 1, 1993. Jan. 1, 1994. July 1, 1994. Jan. 1, 1995. July 1, 1995. Jan. 1, 1996. July 1, 1996. Jan. 1, 1997. July 1, 1997. Jan. 1, 1998. July 1, 1998. Jan. 1, 1999. July 1, 1999. Jan. 1, 2000. July 1, 2000. Jan. 1, 2001. July 1, 2001. Jan. 1, 2002. July 1, 2002. Jan. 1, 2003. July 1, 2003. Jan. 1, 2004. July 1, 2004. Jan. 1, 2005. July 1, 2005. Jan. 1, 2006. July 1, 2006. Jan. 1, 2007. July 1, 2007. Jan. 1, 2008. July 1, 2008. 8202 Effective interest rate sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 45⁄8 ............... 41⁄8 ............... 41⁄8 ............... 41⁄4 ............... 41⁄8 ............... 37⁄8 ............... 41⁄8 ............... 27⁄8 ............... 23⁄4 ............... 21⁄2 ............... 27⁄8 ............... 35⁄8 ............... 31⁄4 ............... 3 ................... 27⁄8 ............... 27⁄8 ............... 21⁄2 ............... 23⁄4 ............... Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 24, 2017 / Notices On or after July 1, 2008 Jan. 1, 2009 July 1, 2009 Jan. 1, 2010 July 1, 2010 Jan. 1, 2011 July 1, 2011 Jan. 1, 2012 July 1, 2012 Jan. 1, 2013 July 1, 2013 Jan. 1, 2014 July 1, 2014 Jan. 1, 2015 July 1, 2015 Jan. 1, 2016 July 1, 2016 Jan. 1, 2017 Prior to Jan. 1, 2009. July 1, 2009. Jan. 1, 2010. July 1, 2010. Jan. 1, 2011. July 1, 2011. Jan. 1, 2012. July 1, 2012. Jan. 1, 2013. July 1, 2013. Jan. 1, 2014. July 1, 2014. Jan. 1, 2015. July 1, 2015. Jan. 1, 2016. July 1, 2016. Jan. 1, 2017. July 1, 2017. Section 215 of Division G, Title II of Public Law 108–199, enacted January 23, 2004 (HUD’s 2004 Appropriations Act) amended Section 224 of the Act, to change the debenture interest rate for purposes of calculating certain insurance claim payments made in cash. Therefore, for all claims paid in cash on mortgages insured under Section 203 or 234 of the National Housing Act and endorsed for insurance after January 23, 2004, the debenture interest rate will be the monthly average yield, for the month in which the default on the mortgage occurred, on United States Treasury Securities adjusted to a constant maturity of 10 years, as found in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H– 15. The Federal Housing Administration has codified this provision in HUD regulations at 24 CFR 203.405(b) and 24 CFR 203.479(b). Section 221(g)(4) of the Act provides that debentures issued pursuant to that paragraph (with respect to the assignment of an insured mortgage to the Secretary) will bear interest at the ‘‘going Federal rate’’ in effect at the time the debentures are issued. The term ‘‘going Federal rate’’ is defined to mean the interest rate that the Secretary of the Treasury determines, pursuant to a statutory formula based on the average yield on all outstanding marketable Treasury obligations of 8 to 12 year maturities, for the 6-month periods of January through June and July through December of each year. Section 221(g)(4) is implemented in the HUD regulations at 24 CFR 221.255 and 24 CFR 221.790. The Secretary of the Treasury has determined that the interest rate to be borne by debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4) during the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2017, is 21⁄8 percent. The subject matter of this Notice falls within the categorical exemption from VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Jan 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 HUD’s environmental clearance procedures set forth in 24 CFR 50.19(c)(6). For that reason, no environmental finding has been prepared for this notice. (Authority: Sections 211, 221, 224, National Housing Act, 12 U.S.C. 1715b, 1715l, 1715o; Section 7(d), Department of HUD Act, 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).) Dated: January 17, 2017. Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. [FR Doc. 2017–01547 Filed 1–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P A. Overview of Information Collection DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6003–N–01] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–5534 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Anna P. Guido at Anna.P.Guido@ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 hud.gov or telephone 202–402–5535. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Guido. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. Sfmt 4703 Title of Information Collection: Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units. OMB Approval Number: 2528–0013 (Expires March 31, 2017). Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA) provides the data necessary to measure the rate at which new rental apartments and new condominium apartments are absorbed; that is, taken off the market, usually by being rented or sold, over the course of the first twelve months following completion of a building. The data are collected at quarterly intervals until the twelve months conclude, or until the units in a building are completely absorbed. The survey also provides estimates of certain characteristics, including asking rent/ price, number of units, and number of bedrooms. The survey provides a basis for analyzing the degree to which new apartment construction is meeting the present and future needs of the public. Members of affected public: Rental Agents/Builders. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000 yearly (maximum). Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes/initial interview and 5 minutes for any subsequent interviews (up to three additional, if necessary). Frequency of Response: Four times (maximum). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,000 (12,000 buildings × 30 minutes). Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that of their time. The total estimated cost to HUD in FY 2017 is $1,120,000. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: The survey is conducted under Title 12, United States Code, Section 1701Z. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 24, 2017)]
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[Pages 8201-8202]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-6015-N-01]


Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing 
Act--Debenture Interest Rates

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing 
Commissioner, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces changes in the interest rates to be paid 
on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the 
Federal Housing Administration under the provisions of the National 
Housing Act (the Act). The interest rate for debentures issued under 
Section 221(g)(4) of the Act during the 6-month period beginning 
January 1, 2017, is 2\1/8\ percent. The interest rate for debentures 
issued under any other provision of the Act is the rate in effect on 
the date that the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, 
or the date that the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially 
endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, 
whichever rate is higher. The interest rate for debentures issued under 
these other provisions with respect to a loan or mortgage committed or 
endorsed during the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2017, is 2\3/4\ 
percent. However, as a result of an amendment to Section 224 of the 
Act, if an insurance claim relating to a mortgage insured under 
Sections 203 or 234 of the Act and endorsed for insurance after January 
23, 2004, is paid in cash, the debenture interest rate for purposes of 
calculating a claim shall be the monthly average yield, for the month 
in which the default on the mortgage occurred, on United States 
Treasury Securities adjusted to a constant maturity of 10 years.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yong Sun, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 5148, Washington, DC 
20410-8000; telephone (202) 402-4778 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number 
through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service 
at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 224 of the National Housing Act (12 
U.S.C. 1715o) provides that debentures issued under the Act with 
respect to an insured loan or mortgage (except for debentures issued 
pursuant to Section 221(g)(4) of the Act) will bear interest at the 
rate in effect on the date the commitment to insure the loan or 
mortgage was issued, or the date the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or 
initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for 
insurance, whichever rate is higher. This provision is implemented in 
HUD's regulations at 24 CFR 203.405, 203.479, 207.259(e)(6), and 
220.830. These regulatory provisions state that the applicable rates of 
interest will be published twice each year as a notice in the Federal 
Register.
    Section 224 further provides that the interest rate on these 
debentures will be set from time to time by the Secretary of HUD, with 
the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, in an amount not in 
excess of the annual interest rate determined by the Secretary of the 
Treasury pursuant to a statutory formula based on the average yield of 
all outstanding marketable Treasury obligations of maturities of 15 or 
more years.
    The Secretary of the Treasury (1) has determined, in accordance 
with the provisions of Section 224, that the statutory maximum interest 
rate for the period beginning January 1, 2017, is 2\3/4\ percent; and 
(2) has approved the establishment of the debenture interest rate by 
the Secretary of HUD at 2\3/4\ percent for the 6-month period beginning 
January 1, 2017. This interest rate will be the rate borne by 
debentures issued with respect to any insured loan or mortgage (except 
for debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4)) with insurance 
commitment or endorsement date (as applicable) within the first 6 
months of 2017.
    For convenience of reference, HUD is publishing the following chart 
of debenture interest rates applicable to mortgages committed or 
endorsed since January 1, 1980:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Effective  interest rate         On or after           Prior to
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9\1/2\.........................  Jan. 1, 1980.......  July 1, 1980.
9\7/8\.........................  July 1, 1980.......  Jan. 1, 1981.
11\3/4\........................  Jan. 1, 1981.......  July 1, 1981.
12\7/8\........................  July 1, 1981.......  Jan. 1, 1982.
12\3/4\........................  Jan. 1, 1982.......  Jan. 1, 1983.
10\1/4\........................  Jan. 1, 1983.......  July 1, 1983.
10\3/8\........................  July 1, 1983.......  Jan. 1, 1984.
11\1/2\........................  Jan. 1, 1984.......  July 1, 1984.
13\3/8\........................  July 1, 1984.......  Jan. 1, 1985.
11\5/8\........................  Jan. 1, 1985.......  July 1, 1985.
11\1/8\........................  July 1, 1985.......  Jan. 1, 1986.
10\1/4\........................  Jan. 1, 1986.......  July 1, 1986.
8\1/4\.........................  July 1, 1986.......  Jan. 1. 1987.
8..............................  Jan. 1, 1987.......  July 1, 1987.
9..............................  July 1, 1987.......  Jan. 1, 1988.
9\1/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 1988.......  July 1, 1988.
9\3/8\.........................  July 1, 1988.......  Jan. 1, 1989.
9\1/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 1989.......  July 1, 1989.
9..............................  July 1, 1989.......  Jan. 1, 1990.
8\1/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 1990.......  July 1, 1990.
9..............................  July 1, 1990.......  Jan. 1, 1991.
8\3/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 1991.......  July 1, 1991.
8\1/2\.........................  July 1, 1991.......  Jan. 1, 1992.
8..............................  Jan. 1, 1992.......  July 1, 1992.
8..............................  July 1, 1992.......  Jan. 1, 1993.
7\3/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 1993.......  July 1, 1993.
7..............................  July 1, 1993.......  Jan. 1, 1994.
6\5/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 1994.......  July 1, 1994.
7\3/4\.........................  July 1, 1994.......  Jan. 1, 1995.
8\3/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 1995.......  July 1, 1995.
7\1/4\.........................  July 1, 1995.......  Jan. 1, 1996.
6\1/2\.........................  Jan. 1, 1996.......  July 1, 1996.
7\1/4\.........................  July 1, 1996.......  Jan. 1, 1997.
6\3/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 1997.......  July 1, 1997.
7\1/8\.........................  July 1, 1997.......  Jan. 1, 1998.
6\3/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 1998.......  July 1, 1998.
6\1/8\.........................  July 1, 1998.......  Jan. 1, 1999.
5\1/2\.........................  Jan. 1, 1999.......  July 1, 1999.
6\1/8\.........................  July 1, 1999.......  Jan. 1, 2000.
6\1/2\.........................  Jan. 1, 2000.......  July 1, 2000.
6\1/2\.........................  July 1, 2000.......  Jan. 1, 2001.
6..............................  Jan. 1, 2001.......  July 1, 2001.
5\7/8\.........................  July 1, 2001.......  Jan. 1, 2002.
5\1/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 2002.......  July 1, 2002.
5\3/4\.........................  July 1, 2002.......  Jan. 1, 2003.
5..............................  Jan. 1, 2003.......  July 1, 2003.
4\1/2\.........................  July 1, 2003.......  Jan. 1, 2004.
5\1/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 2004.......  July 1, 2004.
5\1/2\.........................  July 1, 2004.......  Jan. 1, 2005.
4\7/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 2005.......  July 1, 2005.
4\1/2\.........................  July 1, 2005.......  Jan. 1, 2006.
4\7/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 2006.......  July 1, 2006.
5\3/8\.........................  July 1, 2006.......  Jan. 1, 2007.
4\3/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 2007.......  July 1, 2007.
5..............................  July 1, 2007.......  Jan. 1, 2008.
4\1/2\.........................  Jan. 1, 2008.......  July 1, 2008.

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4\5/8\.........................  July 1, 2008.......  Jan. 1, 2009.
4\1/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 2009.......  July 1, 2009.
4\1/8\.........................  July 1, 2009.......  Jan. 1, 2010.
4\1/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 2010.......  July 1, 2010.
4\1/8\.........................  July 1, 2010.......  Jan. 1, 2011.
3\7/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 2011.......  July 1, 2011.
4\1/8\.........................  July 1, 2011.......  Jan. 1, 2012.
2\7/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 2012.......  July 1, 2012.
2\3/4\.........................  July 1, 2012.......  Jan. 1, 2013.
2\1/2\.........................  Jan. 1, 2013.......  July 1, 2013.
2\7/8\.........................  July 1, 2013.......  Jan. 1, 2014.
3\5/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 2014.......  July 1, 2014.
3\1/4\.........................  July 1, 2014.......  Jan. 1, 2015.
3..............................  Jan. 1, 2015.......  July 1, 2015.
2\7/8\.........................  July 1, 2015.......  Jan. 1, 2016.
2\7/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 2016.......  July 1, 2016.
2\1/2\.........................  July 1, 2016.......  Jan. 1, 2017.
2\3/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 2017.......  July 1, 2017.
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    Section 215 of Division G, Title II of Public Law 108-199, enacted 
January 23, 2004 (HUD's 2004 Appropriations Act) amended Section 224 of 
the Act, to change the debenture interest rate for purposes of 
calculating certain insurance claim payments made in cash. Therefore, 
for all claims paid in cash on mortgages insured under Section 203 or 
234 of the National Housing Act and endorsed for insurance after 
January 23, 2004, the debenture interest rate will be the monthly 
average yield, for the month in which the default on the mortgage 
occurred, on United States Treasury Securities adjusted to a constant 
maturity of 10 years, as found in Federal Reserve Statistical Release 
H-15. The Federal Housing Administration has codified this provision in 
HUD regulations at 24 CFR 203.405(b) and 24 CFR 203.479(b).
    Section 221(g)(4) of the Act provides that debentures issued 
pursuant to that paragraph (with respect to the assignment of an 
insured mortgage to the Secretary) will bear interest at the ``going 
Federal rate'' in effect at the time the debentures are issued. The 
term ``going Federal rate'' is defined to mean the interest rate that 
the Secretary of the Treasury determines, pursuant to a statutory 
formula based on the average yield on all outstanding marketable 
Treasury obligations of 8 to 12 year maturities, for the 6-month 
periods of January through June and July through December of each year. 
Section 221(g)(4) is implemented in the HUD regulations at 24 CFR 
221.255 and 24 CFR 221.790.
    The Secretary of the Treasury has determined that the interest rate 
to be borne by debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4) during 
the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2017, is 2\1/8\ percent.
    The subject matter of this Notice falls within the categorical 
exemption from HUD's environmental clearance procedures set forth in 24 
CFR 50.19(c)(6). For that reason, no environmental finding has been 
prepared for this notice.

(Authority: Sections 211, 221, 224, National Housing Act, 12 U.S.C. 
1715b, 1715l, 1715o; Section 7(d), Department of HUD Act, 42 U.S.C. 
3535(d).)

    Dated: January 17, 2017.
Edward L. Golding,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for - Housing.
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